A 19-year-old woman who delivered a “decapitated” baby is planning to sue the Gauteng health department.
According to eNCA, the woman had suffered with abdominal pain for a few weeks before she went into labour. The woman, who has not been named, spoke to eNCA.
She then went to a general practitioner, who found that something was wrong with the baby and suggested she go to hospital for further assessment.
The pain persisted, so she went to Tambo Memorial hospital in Boksburg, where a scan was done, eNCA said.
The hospital confirmed the baby was abnormal, but said a heartbeat could be heard.
“Three days later, she went into labour. She was pushing, but the baby was not coming out. A doctor came and used forceps to take the baby out,” eNCA reported. “That’s when she said she saw the head of her baby without their rest of the body.”
According to eNCA, the woman spent 24 hours with the rest of her baby’s body inside her.
Head of obstetrics